Yesterday my son was talking to me about Scribblenauts Unmasked. Scribblenauts is an amazing PC game that allows the player to engage in the story. The player writes words to aid the hero in accomplishing his goals. It’s awesome… like animate Mad Libs.
He was describing the different things he had unlocked when he paused thoughtfully. “There’s only one Wonder Woman level…. That’s not nearly enough Wonder Woman.”
I couldn’t believe my ears. He proceeded to tell me the story was too short and was far too easy, which left him feeling disappointed.
SEEEEEEEE?!?!?!?!?! Even a 7 year old gets it. He actually understands the importance of women in literature and media.
I think it’s pretty spectacular that my son has a desire for strong female character story lines. In a world and educational community where boys aren’t encouraged to like “girly” things, my son stands confident.
Here’s the thing…we don’t really “talk” about or complain openly about these kinds of issues. We live by example. We live a life that reflects the love and respect of God.
Let me address this from a Creationist perspective. There is quite a bit of propaganda out in the world, but we don’t force that down our kids throat. We use the Bible to guide our lives, which shows our kids what is good. God created woman. She didn’t happen by accident. She was created. Remember that God said it was NOT good for man to be alone. That didn’t mean that woman was created because He didn’t want man to be lonely. Adam walked with God in the garden. How can you be lonely when God is with you?! It wasn’t “good” because Adam only reflected part of God’s character. God had to create another person that engendered the other aspects of God. That’s how we are created in his image. Creation wouldn’t have been complete without Eve!
Women are relevant. Women characters and GOOD story lines are not only relevant but necessary and I’m proud that my 7 year old son understands that. <3